Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin delivered the most frightening scare of this halloween when this morning he decided to say that he would not unequivocally support the Democratic nominee for President, regardless of who it is.
I can say unequivocally that I will vote for whoever is the best candidate to beat Donald Trump in the Democratic Primary and in the General Election.
Now, a United States Senator should not be hedging so hard against a potential nominee as Manchin had singled out U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders as a Democratic Nominee he wouldn’t support.
From The Hill:
During the interview with Cavuto, Manchin was critical of the “Medicare for All” plan championed by Sanders.
“Bernie keeps saying ‘Medicare for All,’” he said. “I said, ‘Bernie we can’t even pay for Medicare for some.’”
The West Virginia Democrat did acknowledge that Sanders’s policies are thought-provoking and get “the blood going and stirring and everything.”
“Damn right they will,” Sanders said in the interview.
I’m wondering what Joe Manchin disagrees with in his policy platform, but then I remember that Joe Manchin voted for Brett Kavanaugh and he votes with Republicans at an astounding rate on many important issues. His conservative schtick is a tiring game. He’s angling for something.
What future might that be in the modern Democratic Party? Well, he could be angling for Senate leadership if a hardline conservative faction makes a move after the 2020 elections, regardless of the outcome.
I’m wondering why Sen. Manchin would disagree with Medicare for All and then…
Could it also be that a President who supports lowering the costs of prescriptions and healthcare could hurt Sen. Manchin’s family’s bottom line? In 2019 that seems like far too plausible an answer.
From the Washington Post:
Why was Senator Tester mentioned in this article too?